Tertiary Education Gov't to inaugurate boards of polytechnics, universities on Friday after protests

Former students of various polytechnics and technical universities who completed their studies in 2016 had marched across the principal streets of Accra to pressurise government to reconstitute all governing councils.

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The boards and governing councils of all polytechnics and technical universities would be inaugurated on Friday September 8, 2017, the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-tertiary, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.

The inauguration would be jointly done at the University Village at Legon.

“I just want you to know that plans have been made already before today, we have scheduled the inauguration of the boards of polytechnics at the University Village at Legon.”

“So on Friday, you can all come there to witness the inauguration of the boards of all technical universities,” Dr Adutwum told former students of various polytechnics and technical universities who completed their studies in 2016, but have not been able to graduate.

play Deputy Minister of Education in charge of pre-tertiary, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

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The graduates belonging to the 2015/16 and 2016/17 batches of the various Polytechnics and Technical Universities across the country had marched across the principal streets of Accra to pile pressure on the government to reconstitute all governing councils of the technical universities and polytechnics in the country.

An earlier communiqué signed by the spokesperson of Polytechnics Students Association Kumah Alfred Brown, said: “It has been more than a year we completed school without certificates to seek for jobs or even further our education due to government's refusal or inability to constitute the governing councils of our various institutions.”

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